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christmas in new york 73 unless you are manger square in bethlehem. >> clayton: we'll tell you about people stuck on the tarmac. five or six hours. if you were trapped or stuck in texas let us know. >> we have a folks news - fox news alert. former president bush's condition has worsened. he is 88 years old and he was formerally the president . he was hospitalized for a cough . and family spokesman admits things are not going well but doctors remain cautiously optmistic. >> he's in critical condition and in a bad way. the doctors believe there is a path for him to recover from this and if we can get him to rally a bit we will talk about a discharge date. >> he is alert and joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we'll have a live report from houston in the bottom of the hour. stay tuned for that . dozens of people singing "amazing grace" last night as they remember the two firefighters murded in webster, new york. ♪ i once was lost, but now i am found. >> the community coming together to honor these two men. they were shot and killed in an excon's christmas eve bash. we are hearing fr
against landmarks here in new york city. prosecutors say the suspect fully intended to carry out the attack, but he didn't have cash on hand. here's abc's andy field. >> reporter: in federal court, prosecutors described the 20-year-old as a suspected lone wolf terrorist inspired by al qaeda. he allegedly traveled to new york city on november 24 as part of a plot to detonate a bomb there. he had not identified a specific target, but those he considered were times square, wall street, city restaurants and theaters. after four days of reas reconnaissan reconnaissance, he returned to miami for additional planning. authorities discovered key bomb making components. according to prosecutors, all he lacked at the time was money. concern about the suspect reached the highest levels of government, with president obama among those briefed. adding to the drama, sources tell abc news, he slipped fbi surveillance to that trip to new york. sources say he had tried to contact overseas radicals, possibly connected to al qaeda. andy field, abc news, washington. >>> the army is beginning an invest
. >>> want to bring in today's power panel. congressman gerald nadler of new york, jackie hilling and ezra klein, msnbc policy analyst and "washington post" columnist. jackie, i want to start with you. last night was the fourth time we as a country have watched this president have to address a national tragedy like this. i want to remind everybody of the last three times that we have seen the president take to a mic to comfort the country. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy, but this much we do know. no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. >> this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should. let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. >> i hope that over the next several days, next several weeks and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence. >> can we recognize the president's words last night that enough is enough, and that something will come out of this, because right now, the country is in need of something stronger, and some resolve as we just point out with the
beginning.be there is no pig better party on new year's eve than in time's square. >> reporter: new york cityor revellers wearing k plastic glasses spelling out 201.out >> i love the energy. >> i always watch it on tv, never been here. >> reporter: parliament of a record breaking 52 -- part of aa record breaking 52 million visitors to new york city. >> we're from hamilton, georgiag whoo! >> reporter: and they arete r:bundling up in order to beat o rdnear freezing temperatures.mp >> lot of clothing and layers.la >> reporter: organizers areare expecting a million people toto crawl into the cross roads of the world. >> three, two, one. happy new year! >> practicing confetti drops, testing the multicolored paper shreds, and hoisting the waterford crystal ball high above times square, all set to make its descent in the momentso before midnight.ht covered with more than 26002600 crystal triangles and lit up by 32,000 colored l.e.d. lights. this year, tucked inside, there's a tribute to the latelae dick clark, and name synonymous with the celebration. >> he celebrated here for over 40 years, an
-old jack pinto, a new york giants fan, and noah pozner, whose twin sister survived the shooting. we are also learning new information about the connecticut state police investigation, including that the gunman, adam lanza, had enough ammunition if given more time to shoot hundreds of students in the halls of sandy hook. >> every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. every single round of ammunition will be looked at and examined for any kind of physical evidence. i alluded yesterday to the volume of rounds, for example, that were seized or recovered. each singular round will be examined. >> president obama last night visited with families who lost loved ones inside that school. here, he is holding slain principal dawn hochsprung's baby granddaughter. the president sat among the mourners of newtown at the vigil and told them they are not alone in their grief. >> all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. we pulled our children tight. >> in this speech, one he penned largely on his own, the president promised the people of that community that their loss would not go
. >> that's right. some of the decorations were provided by residents of long island, new york, who sent 26 christmas ornaments. >> i'm reading now online and twitter now that one way that people can kind of grieve and also honor the community and honor those victims is these random acts of kindness. i saw a friend who donated $260 to her favorite challenge. whatever you can do in the number of 26. so maybe that's a good way. if you're not there in connecticut to honor some of those victims. >> so many people feel connected to this story in many ways. >> how could you not? it is a tragically human story. so whatever any of us can do, we >>> this morning on "world news now," powerful punch. the holiday storm strong enough to unleash a mudslide to derail a train moves from west to east. >>> the heavy rainfall, the nasty snowfall and what all of that mess means to holiday travelers. it's wednesday, december 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll show you the storm damage and also get the latest from
is going into effect today. new york avenue where i am right now, eastbound and westbound, we are talking from the maryland line up to bladensburg road. so eastbound, the speed limit will be increased from 40 to 45 miles per hour. westbound, it will be increased from 35 to 40 miles per hour. then we go over to bladensburg road from mount olivet to 17th street and new york avenue, that is being increased from 25 to 30 miles per hour. north capital street from michigan avenue to hearwood road going up to 40 miles per hour. and canal road from chain bridge to fox haul road, 35 to 40 miles per hour. and again, mayor gray commending the director of the district department of transportation for taking a look at these. also, back in november, they made some increases to speed limits along benning road, which went up to 35 miles per hour and also on 295, they raised that to 50 miles per hour. one of the thins they are trying to do here is keep the speed limits consistent as a lot of the drivers have complained that the speed limit changes as you are coming down new york avenue from maryland into
okay. the other funeral for young jack pinto also age 6 a huge sportsmsports fan a big new york giants fan. he was recognized yesterday by wide receiver victor cruise who wrote rip jack pinto rest in peace on his cleats also jack pinto my hero the words of victor cruise that contacted the family. there's likely a meeting between that family and one of his heros in life victor cruise. he loves sports, basketball, baseball, wrestling. in a family statement late today they said a joy whose wide reach bee lied his six short years. >> the funerals through out the week there will be many more lives to remember then. as for the investigation and the school behind me we are at the point where it's about as close as you can get to the school sandy hook elementary. it's about 100 yards down dickinson road behind the firehouse. police are telling me it is considered a crime scene until further notice. there is no telling when and if this school may open again. we saw several moving vans go down the driveway and leave with entire 18-wheelers loaded with desks and chairs. they have been moved to a
former secretary of education bill bennett. "new york times" columnist david brooks. sociologist michael eric dyson. and the president president president. -- president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten. >>> from nbc news in washington, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning on a very difficult day for a small town in connecticut and for the entire country as we all grieve over the loss of life at sandy hook elementary. this morning we're getting a first look at the names and faces of some of the victims. 20 schoolchildren, eight boys, 12 girls, all first graders, and the six adults who died trying to protect them, including this heartbreaking video of a 6-year-old, anna marquez green, singing a hymn with her brother last summer. ♪ >> president obama will travel to newtown this afternoon to console victims' families and attend a community vigil. "the washington post" headline this morning sums up where we are nearly 48 hours after the shooting. wrenching details but few answers. that's where we want to start this special hour
finally finished repairing their home. >> this week's rescue brings us to queens, new york, to the home of the manuel family, he is a hero in more than one ways. he made sure his entire family got out safe when the home was burning down, and it is being put back together, but there are still some jobs to be done, and that is why we are here today. >> hi, i am lee manuel. >> and i am denise. >> a police of a surge in the new york city police department for over 18 years now -- i have been a police officer in the new york city police department. i have a chance to interact with the community. >> we have lived here since 2007. we have two girls, one 2, one some months. >> in 2010, we had the fire. denise was at work, and i and my daughter were home. i saw the smoke, and i knew we had to get out right away. that fast, the fire engulfed the house. i had never experienced anything like that before, and that is a feeling i will never forget, seeing your whole house on fire like that. the rebuilding process is tough. yes, for lack of a better word, it has been tough. contractors. >> insurance c
tightly. a day of jitters. schools from new york to tennessee to texas all went on alert after fear ignited several false alarms, some bomb threats. others as minor as an umbrella mistaken for a gun. an elementary school in richfield, connecticut, just 20 miles from newtown, went into lockdown after someone reported a suspicious person. security on the minds of principal, it was a priority of sandy hook's own principal, killed in the mass shooting. we spoke with her best friend. safety was important to her. >> safety was her number one priority. she wanted school to be a safe haven. a place where students could come and feel comfortable, like it was their second home. >> reporter: from coast to coast, principals were re-evaluating security and taking extra measures to protect their students. in pittsburgh, security guards now have guns. in this california school, the day started with the mock lockdown drill. >> stay in lockdown mode until you hear an all-clear announcement. >> reporter: the other challenge for teachers and principals, what to say to students. >> we tell them that so
-old jack pinto. a little boy who loved sports, idolized the new york giants' victor cruz, who remembered pinto sunday. his father called the loss unimaginable, and said most of all, jack loved to play with his friends and keep up with his big brother. many of those friends attended the service. much too young to say goodbye. >> they were being comforted, and yet protected. a message of you're being secure now, because the worst is over. >> reporter: not far away, mourners remembered 6-year-old noah pozner, the little boy with a perpetual smile, described as a smart, funny child, who loved to eat tacos and loved animals. pozner's mother spoke at the service, calling noah her little man. noah's twin sister ariel survived the shooting in another classroom. near sandy hook elementary, messages of hope surround the ever growing memorial to the victims. as the town tries to cope, investigators are searching for answers. on monday, atf agents verified that nancy lanza and her son had visited local shooting ranges to practice firing weapons, though they hadn't done so in recent months. police sa
of the united states and frankly -- >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in new york tonight. let's take you back to newtown, connecticut, where press conference has just begun. the connecticut governor malloy. listen in. >> children, beautiful, beautiful children. who had simply come to school to learn. >> their day ended a different way than we could have imagined. as we stand here today we can't imagine what transpired there. evil visited this community today. it's too early to speak of recovery. but each parent, each sibling, each member of the family has to understand that connecticut, we're all in this together. we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this community and for these families. our police personnel and others are doing the utmost to clear this situation as soon as possible. to return these children to their parents. or these loved ones to their fellow loved ones as quickly as possible. we'll work with all of the residents of this community. and connecticut to make sure that we do, in fact, get throu
, challenging president obama to back the bill. the new york times reports the obama administration abandoned a series of gun control measures one year ago as the 2012 election approached and house republicans pushed a probe of the gun sting "operation fast and furious." drafted after the to your 2011 shooting rampage in tucson, arizona, the justice department recommendations centered on improving and expanding the national background check system to reduce access to weapons for criminals and mentally ill. the list included several proposals obama could have enacted by executive order had he chosen to take action at the time. as the nation mourns the newtown victims, a number of additional threats and shootings have been reported since the massacre. a newtown church was evacuated sunday after police responded to a threat against those inside. in indiana man equipped with a 47-gun arsenal was arrested on sunday after allegedly threatening to kill children at a local elementary school. oklahoma police arrested an 18- -year old high school student on friday, who allegedly was planning a school s
by your presentation. here was the "the new york post," a conservative publication, and there's the headline "gun nut, nra loon in bizarre rant." and "the hartford courant." chris murphy "walking out of another funeral and was handed the statement. the most tone deaf statement i've ever seen. just the reaction to the reaction to your words? >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that will keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. we're going to support an immediate appropriation before congress to put them in school and we're going to work with asa hutchinson who has agreed to work with us, drawing on retired military, drawing on retired police, on former secret service and all these people that can actually go in and make our kids safe. that's the one thing that we can do. >> the one and only thing? you don't think guns should be part of the conversation. >> i think that's the one thing that will immediately make our children
guy who loved new york giants. and noah pozner, the youngest of the 26 victims who died on friday morning. he is a twin. his sister survived. >> still doesn't know how her twin brother died. president obama here, trying to bring comfort to the inconsolable, promised to use his powers, everything he can do as president to end this kind of madness. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. can we truly say as a nation that we're meeting our obligations? >> three around. >> come down now. one, two, three, ready, and go. ♪ come now all my >> we're remembering the fallen, all of them. a little more about victims like this girl are you seeing right here, ana marquez-greene, this little girl who loved to sing and write love letters to her parents. of course, as we focus on the victims that will be our main focus. but we talk about the suspected shooter, how police say he got into the school and why he may have been targeting the sandy hook elementary school to begin with. >> we start off telling you about the first of 20 funerals for children. sandra endo, today will be one o
and planned everything. 6-year-old benjamin wheeler's family moved from queens, new york, to newtown, connecticut, for its promise of grassy lawns and good schools. that promise has been shattered. and last night newtown prayed with the help of the president. but even he knows there is no solace, no answers right now, just pain. and questions and prayers for the lost. >> let the little children come to me, jesus said. and do not hinder them. for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine, anna, dylan, madeline, catherine, chase, jesse, james, grace, emilie, jack, noah, caroline, jessica, benjam benjamin, avielle, allison. god has called them all home. for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> and good morning. joe will have a special message on the recent events coming up. but first, a look at where things stand today. we're learning new details about the time line of friday's devastating attack. police say the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza was armed with hundreds of rounds of amm
's schoolchildren. this is how the story is being played this morning on the front page of the "new york daily news." this is the way it is being reported this morning in "the wall street journal." the president talked about the shootings at the elementary school calling it a hate crime and vowing to press for meaningful actions to prevent more incidents. our first call for the morning comes from new york on the line for independence. a teacher. good morning. caller: good morning. yes, i was a substitute teacher actually up an east strasbourg it. i can tell you that the respect and all of that that was a round what i was going to school is completely gone. i could not believe some of the things i got to see, and i was in middle school. these are still young the kids, 13 and 14 and 15 year olds. there is just no respect. i do not know whether it comes from the home or what. these kids are totally unmotivated in school. they have no respect for the teachers, no respect for authority. you know, it is the whole country and the whole world. we live a in a sec, evil, and perverted society and nobody want
it or not >> gretchen: here is the headlines. a massive chain crash. it happened in new york. it happened iniac-- yack hank. the driver lost control and setting off the chain reaction . the truck was carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a move yechain reaction and so fast. no one could react to it. >> brian: 40 vehicles were involved and the wreck stretched the length of a football field and all lanes are reopened this morning. midwest getting pummeled with a massive snow storm. some states are under blizzard warnings it is expected to dump a foot of the snow in the next 48 hours. in nebraska. roads are shut down because of the snow and strong wins are making visibility difficult. roads are closed in washington state after collisions and spin outs . there is word that one person is hurt. younger brother of madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in prison. he will be spending 10 years behind bars. one victim said she is unhappy that the sentence was postpone anothered the judge to remain free to attend a bar mitzvah. she brought the miss universe crown
on monday. jack pinto, the 6-year-old boy who loved the new york giants, was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. >> his favorite team was the giants. he talks about how good he is. and he's really good. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team honored their friend by wearing their little uniforms. just a few miles away, white balloons. a symbol of purity and hope line the street for another funeral. this one for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was remembered for his love of supermario brother video games and his mother's tacos. her eulogy moving the service to tears. >> she said i love you. >> reporter: noah leaves behind his twin sister, ariel, who was in a different classroom and survived the massacre. and this morning, newtown prepares for another difficult day, with services for four more victims. including charlotte bacon, and vicki soto. while emilie parker's family travels to utah, where they will bury their 6-year-old daughter in the coming days. it's difficult here in newtown. police will be out in full force this morning, as the newtown schools reop
. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in newtown, connecticut. norah, good morning. >> charlie, good morning. as you wake up on the west coast, this new england town is still in shock over the deaths of 28 people including 20 young children. the first funerals are taking place later today for two 6-year-old boys and last night president obama led the mourners at a prayer vigil for the victims. jeff glor is here with that story. jeff, good morning. >> norah, good morning to you. before his speech last night, president obama told the governor of connecticut that friday was the most difficult day of his presidency. he carried that knowledge with him on stage, delivering a speech that said something must change. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and 6 remarkable adults. >> as president obama addressed the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he said he spoke for all parents. >> -- that you're not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn ap
in this country over gun control. president obama promising once again, quote, meaningful action. new york city mayor, a staunch gun control advocate, michael bloomberg who endorsed president obama for presidency, says the issue is his now. >> the president campaigned in '08 on a gun control began, and the only legislation that the president has signed since then, one is the right to carry a gun in national parks where our kids play, and one is the right to carry guns on amtrak. i assume that's to stop the rash of train robberies which stopped back in the 1800s. >> joining me now is jonathan -- i want to put a null screen here, this is from the president of the brady center, and he said this in part, i won't read everything there, but he said in part, we genuinely believe this one is different. it's different because no decent human being can look at a tragedy like this and be outraged by the fact that it can happen in our nation and because this time we're really poised to harness that outrage and create a focused exchange. we know that the outrage and the sadness unfortunately, it will dissip
, but it was reported previously that perhaps it was an altercation, again, and lieutenant paul vance, new yorking that down. as we learn more about the victims of this tragedy in midtown community is coming together to support each other as well. ♪ emotional vigils continued tonight and today. and president obama will travel to newtown to meet with the victim's families and peter, what can you tell us. >> kelly, i can tell you that around here, it's still, it's very hard for folks to deal with especially since yesterday we found out that 16 of the 26 victims inside sandy hook elementary school were born in 2006, another four born in 2005 and there have been memorials popping up. and the park we're sang there. a group of sandy hook elementary school students in the school when it was evacuated, in the firehouse, they were holding a yard sale selling their toys and their things, trying to raise money for the affected families, really for their classmates. there have been many more folks in this area, lit candles and hung posters or balloons and many, many more have attended vigils and a very touc
minneapolis who wrote an opinion piece, an op ed in "the new york times," and a protection racket where people are controlled by organized criminals, corrupt politicians. when you hear the head of the nra today say that gun laws are not the answer it really is arming people, arming somebody in that school that could have saved lives, what is your response? >> well, we -- of course, should focus on mental health issues. we should have fewer violent movies and video games and have better security in our schools, but nothing is going to change the fact that the last thing those children saw if they looked up, and i hope they didn't, is the end of a weapon manufactured by his financial backers. lapierre says if one of those teachers had a weapon they could have killed the gunman and could have saved lives and that was the potential outcome had there been someone armed in that school. >> we could always speculate about potential outcomes, but to have more weapons in the schools, particularly in the hands of people other than trained law enforcement, i think, is a very dangerous thing. the point i m
: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the remaking of the obama administration's foreign policy team began today as the president nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to replace hilary clinton as secretary of state. the former presidential candidate who lost to george w. bush in 2004 got the nod after u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. she'd faced republican criticisms over the benghazi terrorist attack. president obama made the announcement this afternoon at the white house. >> i am very proud to announce my choice for america's next secretary of state, john kerry. in a sense, john's entire life has prepared him for this role. havi
belltower in 1967. >> mike bloomberg just said at a briefing at city hall in new york that if the president had acted after he said he was going to act after tucson, if something had happened, we would have saved thousands and thousands of lives, that so many people have been killed just in the last two years, more than 24,000 lives from gun violence. not all from illegal guns, but gun violence. so how will this be any different? you are leading the way in the senate. other senators say, but what about the second amendment rights? speak to that. >> all right. think of that. the nra did not bring my prior bill to court at all. they knew it would not survive, that their action would not survive in the courts. i believe that even under the new opinions, the ability to pass some restrictions on these kinds of weapons will be sustained by the court. with respect to the president, i placed a call to him this morning. i'm hopeful that he will return it. i would like to talk to him about it his help many moving forward with this. >> senator, what about the leadership from the white house? i spoke t
on gun control. new york city mayor michael bloomberg has been leading the way. >> words alone cannot heal our nation. only action can do that. gun violence is a national epidemic and a national tragedy that demands more than words. >> this hour senator dianne feinstein about her push to reinstate the assault weapons ban. >> it's a first day bill i'm going to introduce in the senate and the same bill will be introduced in the house. a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. not retroactively, but perspectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drums, or strips of more than ten bullets. >> as the nation mourns 20 children and six women who tried to save them, some of the teachers who survived talk to matt lauer. >> it just kept going, so the noises that i started to hear were pops and, of course, i then at that point said, you know, we've got to do this lockdown. >> immediately the leaders in our building did what they needed to do, and they ran out of the door knowing that that gunfire was showering the hallways and t
of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says a new study has found no clear evidence linking 9/11 debris to cancer. six months ago the federal government added cannes tore the list of diseases covered by the world trade center fund. but the new york city health department found people exposed to debris and dust at ground zero did not have a higher cancer rate. >>> britain's guardian reports on deadly attacks in pakistan targeting u.n. workers giving out polio vaccinations. two workers were killed today and one is in critical condition. it is not clear who is behind the attacks but the taliban opposes the vaccination campaign claiming that it's aimed at sterilizing muslims. >>> "usa today" says the housing market is building momentum thanks to job growth, the construction of new single family homes will be up 25% this year. it's predicted to jump another 35% next year. >>> and the san jose mercury news says facebook founder mark zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a local nonprofit foundation. on his facebook page zuckerberg referred to a pr
was very important to all of you. thank you. >> thank you. >> we'll take a turn and go back to new york now and get a check of the weather from al. >>> savannah, thank you very much. we've got to talk about out to the west as the jet stream takes a bit of a dip. in the east and southeast, temperatures from 10 to 20 degrees above normal as you look at what we are expecting for the day today. we've got highs in the 70s and 80s from texas, gulf coast to the southeast. 50s and 60s in the midatlantic. 40s in the pacific northwest. teens and 20s in the plains. we have a mess in the pacific northwest today. risk of strong storms in the southeast. wet up and down the seaboard. fog in washington, d.c. and snow in new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we have fog in the region now. in fact visibilities are down to a quarter mile or less mainly in the rural areas. breaks in the clouds to the west with temperatures in the 30s. closer to washington in the mid and upper 40s. holding steady in the mid and upper 40s for a couple of ho
and the shooter who took his own life. all in a close-knit quiet community 90 minutes from new york. we will give you the latest information, but what we will not do is repeat the shooter's name over and over again. we don't want history to remember this murderer. we want history to remember the victims, the teachers and the children, those whose lives have been unfairly taken. we have a teamworking on the tragedy and we have soledad o'brien on the scene. there vigils tonight. we will be checking in with her shortly. vigils to tell you about as the people come to grips with what happened. so much happened and so much we have learned since this morning. right now there is an active crime scene and many of the bodies still where they fell. still inside that school including that of the killer. we do at least tell you his name once. it's adam lanza. we won't be saying it much tonight. he was 20 and his mother taught at the school. she was found dead at the family home, unclear when or how she died. she bought the weapons her son used legally. the police in hoboken took the killer's older brother in
friends, jack pinto. adults sobbed. he loved the new york giants. family and friends also gathered to say goodbye to noah pozner. his twin sister was at a nearby classroom at sandy hook elementary school but survived the shooting. police are trying to figure out why 20-year-old adam lanza burst into the school and started firing a high powered riverle. emotions are running high as this community begins to lay them all to rest. throughout newtown, there are memorials like this one for the victims and their families. this one is closest to the school. people from across the northeast are traveling here to pay their respects. mary drove three hours from massachusetts to bring teddy bears. she no longer feels her own children are safe. >> there's no way out. people ask us to not be pair foiled but how? >> reporter: there was no school today so some parents brought their children to a local recreation center to have fun. >> this is exactly what the kids need after such a terrible tragedy. >> reporter: crews are renovating an old school in a nearby town for students who sur vierved the s
it was a safe place for their kids. they might work in new york, and travel an hour, hour and a half to get to work, but they wanted a safe place for their kids. >> tell me about the christmas tree. >> when we got out there friday, we hit the ground running, had to move along, but saturday we had some time to really reflaekt, and at that moment at the fire station, they sell christmas trees, so they had a bunch of them. someone from north carolina donated 26 -- took the big for 26 of the trees. they put them up and started decorating them with teddy bears. this would be heart at any time. that's the first time my heart went up in my throat, just seeing that. it was just a meaningful tribute, and to see the 26 trees representing the 26 victims, it was really heartwarming. >> good to have you back. nice job. >> thank you. >>> today christmas morning became a little more exciting for thousands of children in our area. earlier today nbc4 joined in to help open the angle tree program distribution center. by the bags full, parents picked up an estimated 40,000 of these bags and toys, sponsors mad
the idea is we're both new york giants fans. it came from difficulty trying to find a sports bar in the d.c. area. >> good luck, buddy. >> the site works in several cities across the country. now they're working on an app for their website. >>> a great game by backup kirk cousins won't keep rg3 off the field as soon as he's ready to go. coach shanahan says he'll go with his starter as soon as doctors say that he's 100%. but shanahan says they're going to make sure that the ligament in his knee and his leg are fine and that there is no chance of reinjuring it before theput him back in. griffin will continue to be evaluated this week ahead of sunday's game against the eagles. even without playing, the rookie quarterback is still setting records. get this. rg3's number 10 jersey is the top selling jersey for a single season. that since the league started keeping track of sales six years ago. it breaks the previous record set by brett favre when he started playing for the vikings in 2009. not surprised. >> pretty cool stuff, too. >>> our time right now is 5:27. coming up, new calls for a chan
in new york and my wife told me there was a shooting and i rushed home. my wife was already in town. so far the newtown school system has been great in leaving automatic phone updates with the parents. >> a sad story. quick question before i let you go. at some point you will have to make a decision about letting your kids go back to sandy hook elementary school. what are you going to do? >> this is all so new. i have been talking to my kids and explaining this is what happened. you do your best to communicate with them and do your best to -- it's funny that a bomb hits and there is a lot of smoke and it's still here. i haven't had enough time to really plan, but hopefully by the time they go back to school, i will have done a good enough job of making them feel as comfortable as they can be. >> how is your wife doing? >> she is hanging in there. >> give all of them our love and sympathy and support. we wish them only the best. this is a parent of the kids from that sandy hook elementary school. the kids got out okay, but obviously 20 other children did not get out okay. 18 of them died
't believe the second amendment covers them. >> advocates like new york mayor michael bloomberg are hopeful,' long with victims of gun violence created a website that features personal testimonials of how violence has affected their lives. still no pushback from the powerful gun rights organization, the nra, the national rifle organization. it doesn't mean the organization isn't up for a fight. it's a familiar ritual, showing, telling their love of the gun. >> hey, i'm a catholic deer hunter. i am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion. >> reporter: don't think this sort of thing is limited to gun-loving republicans. democrats run on guns, too. >> as your senator i'll protect our second snnt rights, that's why the nra endorsed me. >> reporter: sandy hook and the incomprehensible tragedy touched west virginia's democratic senator joe manchin, a supporter of gun rights. >> who would have thought anywhere in america or in the world children would be slaughtered. i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know people that need 10, 20, 30-round clips. >> sh
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